Carrow Road to host Women's County Cup Final
Norfolk County FA tonight released the dates of their annual County Cup Finals including those played at the home of Norwich City.
The big news is that for the first time ever Carrow Road will play host to the Women’s County Cup Final, giving the ever growing female game a significant boost.
This final will once again see a double header of fixtures take place on the hallowed turf, where Sunday 28 April hosts both the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup Final at 11am followed by the Women’s Final at 3.30pm. The Norfolk Senior Cup Final will then take place on Tuesday 30 April and Junior Cup on Wednesday 1 May, both kicking off at 7.30pm.
Norfolk County FA Chairman, Michael Banham said: “We’re really excited about this year’s calendar of County Cup finals and hope everyone will get on board in supporting grassroots football through to the end of the season.”
“For us to now be in a position to host the Women’s County Cup Final at Carrow Road is fantastic recognition for the female game locally and we cannot thank Norwich City FC enough for providing us and our grassroots clubs the potential opportunity to have a Cup Final experience that they will never forget.”
“The double header will provide a great opportunity for people to see both the male and female grassroots game in action followed by our Senior Cup on the Tuesday evening and culminating in what is always an entertaining Final in the Junior Cup competition.”
“Irrelevant of the clubs that make each of the finals, we truly hope the Norfolk Football Family comes out in their masses to support all of the finals to ensure these are an ever present fixture in the local football calendar for years to come.”
The six County Cup finals that includes the new U12 competition will be hosted on the ‘Field of Dreams’ at the FDC and will also see the return of ‘Friday Night Finals’ – kicking off at 7.30pm on Friday evenings from the end of March to the start of May.
The full programme of the 18/19 County Cup Finals is as follows:
- Sunday Junior Cup Final - Friday 22 March, 7.30pm (the FDC)
- Primary Cup Final - Friday 29 March, 7.30pm (the FDC)
- John Savage Cup Final - Friday 5 April, 7.30pm (the FDC)
- Stuart Dracup Cup Final - Friday 26 April, 7.30pm (the FDC)
- Sunday Senior Cup Final - Sunday 28 April, 11am (Carrow Road)
- Women’s Cup Final - Sunday 28 April, 3.30pm (Carrow Road)
- Senior Cup Final - Tuesday 30 April 7.30pm (Carrow Road)
- Junior Cup Final - Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm (Carrow Road)
- Veterans Cup Final - Friday 3 May, 7.30pm (the FDC)
- U12s County Cup Final – TBC (the FDC)
The Carrow Road dates may be subject to change due to any Norwich City FC potential involvement in the Play Offs.
To review progress of the competitions so far, visit our cup pages and for further information please email CountyCups@NorfolkFA.com